An architectural masterpiece overlooking spectacular mountain panoramas Zinc House stuns with its dynamic architectural language. The name explores the handcrafting qualities of zinc – this material lends its charm to the whole building creating a unique architectural display.
A young family with a young vision–these are the people who live in the Echo Beach house in Vancouver. Seen as a sustainable building the house allows for a green wall install if the owners will ever fancy it and is solar ready. But the feature that strikes us most is the expansive use of concrete not only to strengthen the whole structure of the house but also for its ease of maintenance and the overall wow factor it gives the whole interior.
The overwhelming influence of Japanese design is apparent from the very beginning as one comes across a lovely stone garden and a stylish entrance that reminds us of a typical Japanese garden. An art gallery with sleek minimal design sits on the opposite side of the spacious pool house that offers unabated views of the lake thanks to the extensive use of glass. The interior is covered in teak floors plaster walls and a wood ceiling to give it a peaceful and organic ambiance.
The second floor (downstairs) is where you will find the Guest Quarters; it has a large Guest Sanctuary (living room) which includes custom furnishings to accommodate 20 guests a large linear fireplace a Game Room with billiard table and access to an outdoor Jacuzzi and party deck. There are three large Guestrooms on this floor and each has its own private bathroom a Bunk Room with queen-sized bunk beds for 12 guests and a very large shared bathroom.
White cream black and dark brown are the dominant hues in this New York loft. Yet bright touches like the bedroom’s pink armchair and green cylindrical table lamp are welcome doses of color. The plants interesting bath products wall art and wooden floors in the bathroom add unique flair reinforcing the fact that while this loft may be industrial it truly is an artistic space!
Dare to be bold with your interior design?. While they may seem like unfinished business for your home decor concrete walls break up the form and accentuate a room with their sheer elegance and their unique personality. The raw unfinished look of concrete is inimitable while the trendy industrial style of having it adorn your walls — though hard to believe — is nothing but inviting.
If you were thinking of a more conventional rectilinear contemporary home who are we to say no?! But wait till you see what Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects came up with in Santa Barbara — an atypical home with curvilinear forms and exposed concrete that defines it in the most astounding manner. Words just won’t do justice to the Kurth Residence …